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Idaho insurance exchange enrollment 4th-highest in nation

More than 85,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance plans through the state's health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho, as of the first week of April. The Idaho Press-Tribune newspaper in Nampa reports (http://bit.ly/1OPoiFi) that only Florida, Maine and Georgia had more enrollees per capita than Idaho. Your Health Idaho runs on federal money as well a 1.5 percent fee to insurance carriers on plans booked through the exchange. The marketplace's board of directors recently voted to raise the fee to 1.99 percent. The state-run exchange was launched last November as part of the Affordable Care Act. Idaho was one of a dozen states that chose to run its own exchange after the federal website encountered serious glitches.



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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.